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Patterson, Brian F.; Mattern, Krista D. – College Board, 2009
In an effort to continuously monitor the validity of the SAT for predicting first-year college grades, the College Board has continued its multi-year effort to recruit four-year colleges and universities (henceforth, "institutions") to provide data on the cohorts of first-time, first-year students entering in the fall semester beginning…
Descriptors: College Entrance Examinations, Test Validity, Prediction, Grades (Scholastic)
Mattern, Krista D.; Patterson, Brian F. – College Board, 2006
The College Board formed a research consortium with four-year colleges and universities to build a national higher education database with the primary goal of validating the SAT®, which is used in college admission and consists of three sections: critical reading (SAT-CR), mathematics (SAT-M) and writing (SAT-W). This report builds on a body of…
Descriptors: College Entrance Examinations, Test Validity, Prediction, Grades (Scholastic)
Wyatt, Jeffrey N.; Patterson, Brian F.; Di Giacomo, F. Tony – College Board, 2015
Educators are increasingly focused on ensuring that students experience a rigorous curriculum in high school and graduate college and career ready. One way of introducing rigorous course work is to have students take college-level work, often in the form of either an AP® course and exam or a dual enrollment course. This study compared the outcomes…
Descriptors: Dual Enrollment, Outcomes of Education, Advanced Placement Programs, High School Students
Patterson, Brian F.; Ewing, Maureen – College Board, 2013
The Advanced Placement Program® (AP®) was created to provide access to rigorous, college-level curricula to motivated and prepared high school students. This study evaluated whether the AP Exam scores from the summative exams associated with 10 courses were valid for the placement of students into higher-level college courses in the subject area…
Descriptors: Advanced Placement, Scores, Student Placement, High School Students
Kobrin, Jennifer L.; Patterson, Brian F. – College Board, 2012
This study examines student performance on the SAT and SAT Subject Tests in order to identify groups of students who score differently on these two tests, and to determine whether certain demographic groups score higher on one test compared to the other. Discrepancy scores were created to capture individuals' performance differences on the…
Descriptors: College Entrance Examinations, Scores, Performance, Standardized Tests
Shaw, Emily J.; Kobrin, Jennifer L.; Patterson, Brian F.; Mattern, Krista D. – College Board, 2012
The current study examined the differential validity of the SAT for predicting cumulative GPA (cGPA) through the second year of college by college major, as well as the differential prediction of cGPA by college major across student subgroups. The relationship between the SAT and cGPA varied somewhat by major, as well as by major and subgroup…
Descriptors: College Entrance Examinations, Predictive Validity, Test Validity, Scores
Patterson, Brian F.; Packman, Sheryl; Kobrin, Jennifer L. – College Board, 2011
The purpose of this study was to examine the effects of Advanced Placement (AP) exam participation and performance on college grades for courses taken in the same subject area as students' AP Exam(s). Students' first-year college subject area grade point averages (SGPAs) were examined in nine subject areas: mathematics, computer science,…
Descriptors: Advanced Placement, College Freshmen, Grades (Scholastic), Achievement Tests
Shaw, Emily J.; Kobrin, Jennifer L.; Patterson, Brian F.; Mattern, Krista D. – College Board, 2011
Presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association (AERA) in New Orleans, LA in April 2011. The current study examined the differential validity of the SAT for predicting cumulative GPA through the second-year of college by college major, as well as the differential prediction of cumulative GPA by college major among…
Descriptors: College Entrance Examinations, Predictive Validity, Grade Point Average, College Students
Mattern, Krista D.; Patterson, Brian F. – College Board, 2009
This study examines the relationship between scores on the SAT and retention to the second year of college using student level data from the freshman class of 2006 at 106 four-year institutions. Results indicate that the SAT predicts second-year retention, with 95.5 percent of high performers returning but only 63.8 percent of low performers.…
Descriptors: College Entrance Examinations, Scores, College Students, Correlation
Mattern, Krista D.; Patterson, Brian F.; Shaw, Emily J.; Kobrin, Jennifer L.; Barbuti, Sandra M. – College Board, 2008
The purpose of the study is to examine the differential validity and prediction of the SAT using a nationally representative sample of first-year college students admitted with the revised version of the SAT. The findings demonstrate that there are similar patterns of differential validity and prediction by gender, race/ethnicity, and best…
Descriptors: Validity, Prediction, College Entrance Examinations, Standardized Tests